Date of Graduation

12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Department

Nursing

Advisor

Shreve, Marilou

Reader

Smith-Blair, Nan

Second Reader

Agana, Carol

Abstract

This research project investigated the outcomes of educating parents of infants between the ages of 6 months and 12 months on the importance of including vegetables in complementary feedings on the infant’s vegetable consumption. The efficiency of teaching was measured by comparing physical measurements and quantity of vegetables consumed by infants whose parents received education with the same data from infants whose parents did not receive education on inclusion of vegetable in complementary feedings. The results found contributed to Dr. Shreve’s research on childhood obesity in the Northwest Arkansas population and to the knowledge of parental education with regard to complementary feeding in regard to vegetable consumption in infants.